Yahoo! HotJobs is reporting an increase in male-on-male sexual harassment:
[A] record percentage of men reported being harassed by male colleagues last year, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.Cases filed by men made up 15.4 percent of the 12,025 sexual harassment charges in fiscal year 2006, compared to 14.3 percent in 2005 and 11.6 percent a decade ago, according to the EEOC
An increase in nearly 4% in 10 years. That’s no small feat — and I bet the perpetrators are bragging about their own big feet.
I guess the moral of the story is, given Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General Peter Pace’s recent comments about homosexuals in the military, the only place you’ll be relatively “safe” from male-on-male sexual harassment is in the U.S. military. Join up. (Or, just deal with it, as women always have.)
As for me? Harassment has no place in the workplace (or anywhere). As for the other hubbub, I read Skeptic on occasion, have relatives who are gay, and like to think that the Enlightenment still counts for something. But reasonable minds differ, and, as appellate judges like to say, where reasonable minds differ, then to adopt any of those reasonable positions is not an abuse of discretion.